Dorm Shopping Dos and Don’ts

dorm shopping

Acceptances have been received, deposits have been made, your child is going off to college in just a matter of weeks. In fact, you’re probably wearing a t-shirt bearing the name of their soon-to-be alma mater. Congratulations! You and your freshman have worked years to get to this place. They’ve studied. You’ve worried. (Maybe that […]

Slow Starts, Guilty Pleasures, And One Word Resolutions

Editor's note: I made this myself out of tortilla chips while on vacation, while my husband shook his head, I mean...watched in amazement. No tequila was involved in this photo shoot.

2015 began with a slower start than I had planned. Usually, I hurl myself into the new year with renewed vim and vigor and a To-Do List a mile long. My body and mind tingling from the excitement of a new beginning and probably too much caffeine. But I was sidelined… Unplugging from most of […]

Want To Find Love? Put Down Your Cell Phone

I was in a long line at Starbucks this morning, happily waiting to feed my coffee addiction, when I noticed almost everyone looking down at their smart phones. This reminded me of a conversation I had at dinner the other night with friends, about how hard it seems for many young singles to meet “someone.” […]

The 18 Best High School Movies


If you read my blog then you know movie night is a big night in our home. I’m always up for any excuse to cuddle on the couch with the family. Regardless of your age, there are some high school movies that never lose their shine. The “coming of age” theme is one we can […]

Applying to College: Keep calm and study on

Applying to college isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s exciting. It’s nerve-wracking. And, I’m not gonna to lie, we left nothing to chance. We were clearly not in charge, nor did we want to be, but we were team players in this big game. There are some parents who let their kids run with […]

Ladies Who Lunch

old fashioned ladies eating cake

Recently, I had lunch with a group of ladies I’ve known for years. We were celebrating our dear, eternally youthful friend’s – lean over now, I’ll whisper it in your ear – 59th birthday. She does not look a day over 40 which is something I do not hold against her. Yes, that makes me […]

What To Put In A Care Package

1st Carpackage

It’s only been two days since we left Mini-Me at college, and the care package already arrived. How I know this is because of the ALL CAPS text I received this morning, “OMG, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I LOVE IT! YOU’RE THE BEST!” I won’t argue there. In addition to phone calls and texting, sending […]